The Godavari Harati Yatra began on Saturday at Kandakurthi and Basar. (Representational Image Source: youtube.com/@SVBP)
HYDERABAD: The Godavari Harati Yatra began on Saturday at Kandakurthi on the Telangana border, where the river enters the state from Maharashtra. On the first day, the yatra was held at Kandakurthi and Basar. It will conclude on June 8.
It will be held on June 4 at Gummiryala in Yergatla mandal of Nizamabad district, June 5 at Dharmapuri of Jagtial district, June 6 at Kaleshwaram, June 7 at Ramannagudem in Mulugu district and at Bhadrachalam on June 8.
Seers from Haridwar and other places joined the Godavari Harati Yatra. Organising committee founder, BJP general secretary P. Muralidhar Rao, said that the yatra was meant to create awareness against pollution and greenery. "After the Ganga, the Godavari is associated with the lives of people for thousands of years," he said, adding "The lives of the people are interlinked with the river."